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How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home (RSMeans) Paperback – Illustrated, July 18, 2018

4.7 out of 5 stars 303 ratings

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THE UPDATED AND HIGHLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING HOW JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IN YOUR HOUSE WORKS!

The revised and updated third edition of How Your House Works is a hands-on guide that gives you the low-down on why your faucet is leaking, your dishwasher is overflowing, or your furnace is on the fritz. This comprehensive book is your reference to virtually everything in your house with richly illustrated explanations of smart home technologies, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows. This must-have book answers most questions homeowners face when repairs are needed or when a new house or addition is in your future.

How Your House Works is filled with easy-to-understand illustrations that show how things should be put together and how they function. The book also highlights issues outside the house as well as clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating. Using the illustrations and the author's clear explanations might save you the expense of calling a professional. This invaluable guide:

  • Offers a colorful resource to home electrical systems, HVAC, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors and windows, sustainability, and much more
  • Includes easy-to-follow information for troubleshooting problems
  • Contains dozens of new full-color illustrations
  • Presents new material on solar power and smart home technologies
  • Helps homeowners save money on many common household repairs

Written for homeowners with little or no knowledge of home maintenance or repair, How Your House Works is your illustrated and updated guide to understanding how appliances, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and more work!

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THE UPDATED AND HIGHLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING HOW JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IN YOUR HOUSE WORKS!

The revised and updated third edition of How Your House Works is a hands-on guide that gives you the low-down on why your faucet is leaking, your dishwasher is overflowing, or your furnace is on the fritz. This comprehensive book is your reference to virtually everything in your house with richly illustrated explanations of smart home technologies, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows. This must-have book answers most questions homeowners face when repairs are needed or when a new house or addition is in your future.

How Your House Works is filled with easy-to-understand illustrations that show how things should be put together and how they function. The book also highlights issues outside the house as well as clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating. Using the illustrations and the author's clear explanations might save you the expense of calling a professional. This invaluable guide:

  • Offers a colorful resource to home electrical systems, HVAC, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors and windows, sustainability, and much more
  • Includes easy-to-follow information for troubleshooting problems
  • Contains dozens of new full-color illustrations
  • Presents new material on solar power and smart home technologies
  • Helps homeowners save money on many common household repairs

Written for homeowners with little or no knowledge of home maintenance or repair, How Your House Works is your illustrated and updated guide to understanding how appliances, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and more work!


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  • Item Weight : 1.49 pounds
  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1119467616
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1119467618
  • Product Dimensions : 8.4 x 0.6 x 10.8 inches
  • Publisher : RSMeans; 3rd Edition (July 18, 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 303 ratings

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